Notice of Public Hearings

Notice is hereby given pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §2, that the Cannabis Control Commission will hold public hearings on the promulgation of 935 CMR 500.000, Adult Use of Marijuana. The regulations promulgate regulations regarding adult use of marijuana, including: licensing; operational requirements for cultivation, product manufacturing, retail sales and social consumption; delivery; compliance; enforcement; and administrative appeals.

The hearings will be held at the following dates, times and locations:

Monday, February 5, 2018 8:30-11:00 AM

(Snow Date: February 12, 8:30-11:00 AM)

Berkshire Community College
K111 Lecture Hall
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Monday, February 5, 2018 2:00-5:00 PM Leslie Philips Theater
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 10:00-1:00 PM Franklin Regional Council of Governments
William B. Allen Community Room
12 Olive Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:00-12:00  PM Public Hearing Room
Barnstable Town Hall
367 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 2:00-5:00 PM

(Snow Date: February 13, 2:00-5:00)

UMass School of Law
Rooms 231-232
333 Faunce Corner Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 9:00-12:00 PM

(Snow Date:  February 14, 9:00-12:00)

Worcester Public Library
Saxe Room
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 2:00-5:00 PM

(Snow Date:  February 14, 2:00-5:00)

North Shore Community College
Math/Science Bldg Rm 119
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Thursday, February 8, 2018 1:00-4:00

(Snow Date: February 13, 1:00-4:00)

McCormack Building
One Ashburton Place
21st Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Friday, February 9, 2018 10:30-1:30 PM West Tisbury Public Library
1042 State Road
West Tisbury, MA 02575
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6:00-8:30 PM Bolling Municipal Building
2300 Washington St, 2nd Floor
Roxbury, MA 02119

Speakers are requested to provide a copy of their oral testimony. The Commission encourages all interested parties to submit testimony electronically to the following address: CannabisCommission@State.MA.US. Please submit electronic testimony as an attached Word document or as text within the body of an email and type “Draft Regulations” in the subject line. All submissions must include the sender’s full name and address. Please note that the Commission will post all electronic testimony that complies with these instructions on its website. Parties who are unable to submit electronic testimony should mail submissions to: Cannabis Control Commission, 101 Federal Street, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. All testimony must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2017.The text of the proposed regulations may be viewed on the Cannabis Control Commission’s website at:, emailing CannabisCommission@State.MA.US or by calling the Commission at 617-701-8400.